AN author and public speaker, Mrs. Buky Orija, has called for urgent attention to address issues on domestic abuse.
Mrs Orija whose primary focus is on women in abusive and toxic relationship made the call in a brief online conference with journalists on Monday.
The need for urgent attention to address domestic violence, according to the life coach and energy leadership index master practitioner with specialty on core leadership dynamics, is well articulated in her book, titled “SPEAK OUT and SHINE.”
Orija disclosed that the book is meant to raise people’s awareness about damaging consequences of domestic abuse, break it’s cycle and enable victims live a fulfilled happy married life.
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While disclosing that over 70 percent of women are abused worldwide with African constituting over 50 percent of the figure, she noted that majority of married women are very unhappy and frustrated in their homes, living in fear, anxiety and stress. She added that statistics revealed that women are more stressed by their husbands than children.
The chartered-banker-turned-author noted that the time is ripe for a critical look at how women who are mistreated, humiliated and frustrated are masking and hiding, rather than dealing with issues that affect their lives, family and society at large.
Orija then implored wives to stop blaming their husbands but rather break down the barriers of religion and culture, putting their lives at risk as well as take responsibility to break abuse cycle and live a happy married life.
She expressed her beliefs that everyone should live in happy marriage, saying, “relationships should be enjoyed and not endured. Bedrooms are love zones; not war zones, while women need empowerment to achieve their potentials.”